Southern U. Board Won't Extend President's Contract

August 25, 2014

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors has voted not to extend the contract of President Ronald Mason, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported. Earlier, Mason had said that he would not stay on unless the board committed itself to a plan for improving the system, and the board didn't approve his plan. Mason has said that significant changes are needed at Southern, but board members have questioned whether his plans are detailed enough and faculty members have said that the system office is trying to run campus operations.

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